Protecting the Environment

Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do - Coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future

Protecting The Environment
Protecting The Environment

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability and foster harmony between communities and the environment.

We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Rotary's own charity, The Rotary Foundation, enables our members and their community partners to take action to protect the environment.

"Over the last 5 years, the Foundation has given over $18 million in grant funding to environmental-related causes."
Together, we:

  • Protect and restore land, coastal, marine, and freshwater resources
  • Enhance the capacity of communities to support natural resource management and conservation
  • Support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture practices
  • Address the cause of climate change by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases
  • Strengthen ecosystems and communities affected by climate change
  • Support education initiatives that promote behaviour that protects the environment
  • Advocate for sustainable consumption to build an economy that uses resources more efficiently
  • Address environmental justice issues and public health concerns

Our District Environmental Team can support your work to protect and enhance our environment so please use the Contact Form on this page to get in touch.

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      Protecting the Environment pages:

      Club Environmental Activities

      more The Clubs in the District engage in various Environmental Projects (3 pages below this)

      Mangroves in Madagascar

      Rotary and Treekly

      more Treekly is an app which turns “footsteps into forests”. Mangrove trees are planted as a reward for users who adopt and maintain a daily walking habit of 5000 steps. Good for your health. Good for our planet.

      Be a Hero, Go Net Zero

      more Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)


      more In the last 100 years Britain has lost over half of its natural ponds.


      more Individual Club Environmental Targets and Achievements since 2019